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wheeling its way through streets of los angeles to its final home at the california science center. these pictures have been captivating all of us, including our john zarrella, who is somewhere along the route there. john, good morning. this is quite a task, right? they had some pretty tight clearance in some areas getting this thing around. >> oh yeah, they're not done with those tight clearances yet either, randi. we're about halfway between where it started at l.a.x. and the california science center. so endeavor sitting here behind us now outside the old forum where the los angeles lakers used to play. they're a little bit ahead of schedule and i want to bring in stephanie stillson, who works for nasa and has been responsible for preparing all of the shuttle orbiters for their retirement. stephanie, an amazing sight, but you have to be a little bit concerned when you know the narrow clearances that randi was just talking about. >> absolutely. but the self-propelled motorized transports that they're using can move precisely. so it should be able to crab around the trees and thin
spacecraft winding its way through the city, so its final resting place, the california science center. john zarrella and casey wian are covering this story from different vantage points. we'll start with you, john. you're at a staging area where the shuttle is stopping for a public ceremony. some might argue that it seemed like it was at a standstill, going just 2 miles per hour. now it really has stopped, putting the brakes on for this ceremony. >> absolutely. they got here quite a bit early today, ahead of schedule. they've been sitting here a lot longer than they had anticipated and expected. we are at the old forum where the los angeles lakers used to play a little basketball back in the day before they moved. and you know, it gave an opportunity for thousands of people in the englewood area to come out and see the space shuttle. they had a marching band here. they've had music playing. "endeavour" has been sitting there for the better part of an hour. a lot longer than we had anticipated, fredericka. and i am joined by stephanie stillson who works for nasa and has been in charge of pre
on display at the california science center. people, thousands lining the route on rooftaps. packed ten deep on the road to get a glimpse of this historic moment. guiding us through this, let's go to our reporters, and we have a special guest. let me introduce him. casey wian has spent the last hours walking alongside "endeavour." john zarrella on a rooftop along the storied parade route. and a special guest especially on this day when we honor "endeavour," leroy child, a nasa astronaut who flew into space and back aboard the very spacecraft. thank you all for joining us, especially you, mr. chow. first to john zarrella. what's the holdup here? >> reporter: right now we're looking at four hours behind schedule. and once they get here, we are at an area near a shopping mall that was going to be the second official viewing area. and it should have been here four hours ago. and it's still down in the distance, a ways away from us. what's been the holdup is this entire route today, they have had to go and cut down and move -- not cut down trees, but they've hato trim trees back on both sides of
conference in california right after the controversy first broke. carol? >> in the light of the changing or not changing comments of the 47% remark, the president was on the campaign trail yesterday. he says romney is guilty of reinventing himself. listen to the president. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow, who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. and yet the fellow on the stage last night, who looked like mitt romney, said he did not know anything about that. >> so, of course, paul, democrats are saying, who was that guy during the debate? that point aside, will this new message resonate? >> you saw a lot of energy for the president in both those rallies. this is the theme coming from the obama campaign and the candidate himself, that mitt romney is maybe twisting the facts, that he's a different man, changed man, maybe moving to the middle. we just got reaction to the romney campaign on
to sir richard branson next hour. >>> any minute now we'll see the president in california. you can see some of these live pictures, this is keen, california. president expected to take the stage there as they are dedicating this cesar chavez monument. could he, might he be responding to mitt romney's blistering foreign policy speech from earlier in the day? we'll watch for that, as will you. that's next. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's
and singers and a-list hollywood types right now. he's in california, hoping to leave there in a couple of days with a few million more in his campaign fund. let's get to dan lothian. campaign sources say they hope to drum up $10 million over the next two days. what is the strategy? is he arming up to get working in the battleground states here? >> the strategy really is all about the battleground states, don. look at where the president s been traveling over the next several months. he's made many trips to colorado. to florida, where he'll be he headed later in the week. he spent a lot of time in virginia. and we can't forget about ohio. the president was just there on friday. and returns there after leaving the west coast. that's the strategy. a lot of money, a lot of time being spent in the key battleground states. if you watch television in those states, every few minutes, you'll see one of the campaign ads from the president or from mitt romney. they believe in you can hang on or win the key battleground states, that's the road to victory in the upcoming election, don. >> and the p
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of a final 12-mile journey carefully making its way to its retirement home at a california science center. casey wian on the streets right now and john zarrella is there, as well, with gaggle of onlookers on the rooftop. john, where is this shuttle now? >> reporter: it's getting here slowly. don, people have been asking me all along the route. and you can see here, there are thousands of people who have gathered here. this is a shopping mall and right outside the shopping mall is an area where the shuttle was going to make a second stop for a ceremony. the first one was earlier this morning. but itasn't gotten here yet. it is already two hours behind schedule and the problem was they ran into some -- i'm going to bring in stephanie from nassau. and stephanie, ran into some issues here. you knew those things were out there. but, you know, a little more problematic than probably first thought. >> yes, they knew they were going to have to crab between the trees, very precise movement along the way. also crowd control, police force is having to back people up. that slowed things down. once ag
to have passed the stolen documents to an italian journalist. >>> gas prices in california jumped again overnight. drivers are now paying an average of $4.61 a gallon, some parts of the state seeing closer to six bucks. experts blame it on a series of problems in california refineries and already low supply. knbc reports the most drivers are paying 50 cents more than just a week ago. >>> u.s. officials tried for years to get a muslim cleric brought here from britain to stand trial on terrorism charges. today, that man and four others arrived in the united states. they were formally extradited and the wheels of justice are turning. richard roth with details from new york. >> reporter: it didn't take long after extradition for the accused terrorist to appear in a u.s. court. the one-eyed bearded fiery cleric didn't say much as the 11 federal charges against him were read out. with an attorney by his side he offered a simple "i do" when asked to confirm a financial court form he had filled out. his major concern was about his ability to live in the u.s. prison system. his attorney asked th
debates, president obama stumping in california, mitt romney also on the road after what many saw as a lackluster debate last week for the president in particular. he's hoping the new lower unemployment rate will give him a boost. the president is attending a fund-raiser in los angeles, and then he heads on to ohio. mitt romney in the meantime is spending the weekend in florida where yesterday he spent much of the day preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state if he wants to capture the white house. >>> and, of course, you don't want to forget that the vice presidential debate is this thursday. joe biden and paul ryan squaring off. our cnn coverage begins at 7:00 eastern time. >>> all right. some news for your car out there. honda is recalling 268,000 crvs, its popular suv, model years 2002 to 2006. they say there's a faulty window stwich in the driver's side door, and if it gets wet it can start fire. no crashes or injuries have been reported but honda knows a four-switch fires. >>> space travel will be a business with a launch tonight. spacex wilt pd send the first pri
. then coming here the president has come to california as kind of his atm. he does a lot of fund-raisers here from the hollywood set and others and has been able to pull in a lot of cash. that's primary focus of the president's trip. as you pointed out he's having the big concert with big names, earth, wind and fire, katy perry and george clooney is expected to deliver remarks as well. in addition to that, the president will also be meeting with what the campaign is calling some high-dollar donors. these are people who have been consistently raising big amounts of money for the president. about a dozen of them, the president will be meeting privately with them. then later tonight we'll also be having a fund-raising dinner with, again, high rollers, high donors, if you will. people who are putting up $40,000 each for the dinner. so the president expected to pull in about $9.5 million, not only in fund-raisers here in los angeles but also tomorrow up in northern california. >> $40,000 dinner, dinner is expensive out in hollywood. >> reporter: that's right. >> fund-raising, the president, presid
by rockers and singers and a-list hollywood types. he's in california hoping to leave with a few million more dollars in his campaign fund. he spoke to a concert crowd in los angeles. let's get out there now to dan. we want to talk to him. campaign sources hope to drum up $10 million over the next two days. what's the strategy? >> reporter: the strategy is about the battleground states. take a look at where the president has been traveling. he's made many trips to colorado and florida where he will be headed later in the week. he spent a lot of time in virginia and we can't forget about ohio. the president was just there friday. he returns again after leaving from the west coast. that's a strategy. a lot of money and time being spent in these key battleground states. if you watch television in those states just about every few minutes you'll see one of campaign ads from the president or the gop opponent, mitt romney. they believe they can hang on our win these key battleground states, that's the road to victory. >> what did the president say about the debate? >> reporter: he talked about heal
this stretch of the route from los angeles international airport to the california science center. now, what we can show you is, okay, we have the wing that's really close to that tree. if we look over on the other side of the street, you can now see the platform starting to move. but you can see it's almost out of room on the other side of the street. so it's a very, very delicate maneuver. this platform that it's on, each of the wheels can move individually. it can go side to side and backwards and forwards so they're trying to reposition it right now to get around that tree and try to save it. we have asked a couple of the workers here who are managing this whole process whether they're going to cut the tree down or not. they say they don't know. they have tried throughout the process to save as many trees as possible. 400 have been cut down along the route. they'll be replaced 2 for 1, but some of the residents of the communities have been upset because they don't want to lose any trees. we're still watching the process and we're going to see whether it gets by the tree. you can watch as th
that the california science center will do a great job, and to see it get here is even better. >> and don said, why don't we talk about it, why don't you just take the wings off this thing? not so easy. >> not so easy, it as a thermal protection component, it would be a big challenge to take those things off. could you do it? yes, not a smart thing to do. so that is why we had to develop the route and get through the city. >> and you know, don, stephanie waits, and every time she hears "tight corners," the problem is there were trees in some neighborhoods they didn't want to cut down, the controversy, they had to cut down about 400 trees, science center said they put back two for every one they cut down. but there were some older neighborhoods where they didn't want to cut them down. so it made the clearances literally just a couple of inches on either side. and that has slowed them down, but these people have been really great troopers, you know, out here for four or fiveours already, waiting on space shuttle "endeavour." so you know what a big event this is here in the los angeles area. don? >> a
retirement home in los angeles. it finally arrived at the california center after crawling 12 miles across l.a. over three days. >>> just 23 days until the election and the presidential candidates are hard to find. we barely got a glimpse of them today, president obama or mitt romney. they are getting ready for tuesday's debate. mark preston is on site at new york's hofstra university. my question is does president obama still have some work to do on tuesday. >> reporter: he does. he has some game changing to do. he had a very lackluster debate two weeks ago. his advisers are at least telling us that he will come with a different game plan. let's listen to what robert gibbs had to stay on "state of the union" this morning. >> he knew when he walked off the stage and he also knew as he watched the tape of that debate that he's got to be more energetic. i think you'll see somebody who is very passionate about the choice our country faces and putting that choice in front of voters. >> reporter: and on the same show this morning on "state of the union," ed gillespie says it comes down to a choic
's final destination of the california science center in los angeles. the shuttle was supposed to arrive last night, but the trip took a little longer than expected. dozens of trees had to be cut along that route to accommodate the 78-foot wide shut, you heard about that over the past few weeks or so. and in the course of the last 24 hours, they had to do some trimming along the way. but it was still a very tight fit. and so that shuttle soon to be in its final destination spot right there in los angeles. >>> president barack obama spending a second straight day in williamsberg, virginia preparing for his next debate with mitt romney. that show you were happens tuesday night, today one of obama's top advisors told cnn the president was disappointed his performance in the first debate and knows he has to be more energetic this tuesday. mitt romney is also hunkering down preparing for the debate. senator rob portman of ohio has been in kind of a mock role as president obama in those debate sessions. >>> the presidential contenders will square off for the second time tuesday night, our spec
. >>> officials now say it was a great white shark that killed a surfer off southern california tuesday. the shark is estimated to be between 15 and 16 feet long based on the size of the teeth marks left on the surfer's board. the beach is now closed. >>> in other news, singapore airlines plans to stop flying from singapore to newark, new jersey, takes 19 hours. the carrier blames rising fuel prices and lower passenger demand. >>> throw new crew members arrived within the hour, joining three others who have been on the orbiting lab since july. >>> today, president obama will go where no other president in u.s. history has gone, becoming the first commander in chief to vote early. he talked about his plans moments ago the a rally in florida. >> i'm going to stop in chicago. i'm going to do some early voting in chicago. i can't tell you who i'm voting for. it's a secret ballot. >> following the lead of the first lady, who cast her absentee ballot last week. early voting was a boom to then senator obama's campaign in 2008, more than half of them were cast in his favor. this year it seems to be giving
with the first lady at the d.c. restaurant. he will campaign in california on sunday. >>> we have new developments on that deadly meningitis outbreak to tell you about. the cdc says the death toll has risen to seven people. 64 people in nine states have contracted meningitis linked to steroid injections into their spines. the plant where the contaminated steroid has made has been voluntarily shut down. >>> there is no let nun syria where the opposition says at least 105 people died in fighting today. this is homs where activists say rebels battled government forces. meantime, turkey's military fired artillery into syria today, retaliating for strikes from syria. leon panetta says the war could become something much worse. >> the fact that there are now exchanges of fire between these two countries raises additional concerns that this conflict could broaden. >>> gas prices in california jumped again overnight, drivers now paying an average of $4.61 a gallon with some parts of the state seeing closer to six bucks. experts are blaming it to a series of problems with refineries coupled wi
at a rapid rate of 2 miles an hour and it's on its way to the california science center. by the way, when it flew it used to fly at 17,000 miles an hour, so this is pretty awesome, but to me, this is awesome. we've seen it riding with a rocket booster on the back of a 747, it will be pulled by an teeny, weinie toyota tundra. the idea of the difference between them. adorable. the whole thing weighs over 292,000 pounds. the endeavour alone weighs 150,000 pounds and that's a lot of carrying devices, et cetera. we looked this up, a toyota tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pound, but when it pulls this spacecraft it's 282,000 pounds over its capacity. our john zarrella who gets everything science joins us from l.a. because you've had this fabulous assignment the whole journey. tell me where we are in the journey and how we're doing today. >> reporter: okay, where we are, ashleigh is we're parked and it's a tremendous opportunity for the people of los angeles and they're coming out with their kids and their families and getting to take pictures with the orbiter and what happened wa
are especially concerned about this particular event. crescent city, california, is on the outskirts of this directional energy and they had a 17-inch wave. sounds small, yeah. that's pretty small. but we're in the directional energy here. we're in the center of where the most potent energy was transmitted out of this earthquake. and that's the reason why we have -- are especially concerned here in hawaii for waves of 3, 4, 5, possibly 6, 7 feet at some of the largest locations. places like hilo harbor. >> laura talked about how they're looking at tidal gauges in those harbors. how important is that? >> it's very important. as soon as we get that information, basically, what you're looking at is there's always some kind of wind wave, there's always some kind of swell going on. what you're looking at now, what scientists are looking at is how much increase we've seen on top of that. that's where they have to do the math and say, the wave here is this high, as opposed to the background of what's been going on all evening long. now that the tsunami has arrived, how much feet is being re
. obama at a fundraiser tonight in california. two days later, clinton campaigns for the president in another battleground, nevada. >> mitt is up to the task. he's prepared. >> romney's wife ann goes in front of cameras wednesday morning when she's a special co-host on abc's "good morning, america." but the highlight of the week is this week's vice presidential debate. both are preparing for their own showdown which takes place thursday in danville, kentucky. >> i'm looking forward to it, i really am. the thing about congressman ryan is he's been straightfwoorward to now about all the significant changes he wants to make. we have a fundamentally different view on a whole range of issues. >> i'm studying, i'm reading joe biden's speeches, watching joe biden tape and just studying on all the various issues. >> and thanks to romney's strong performance at last week's debate, there is even more on the line at the vp showdown. fred? >> thanks so much, paul. big week ahead. the much anticipated vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan this thursday. cnn has full coverage
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